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How the sauna became a cultural institution in Thunder Bay

When Finnish immigrants came to northwestern Ontario, they brought the sauna tradition with them — now it’s a way of life there. By Jon Thompson of on August 17, 2018

"What makes the Gunflint unique?" this week at Chik-Wauk

Activities that will be held the week of August 19 – August 26 at Chik-Wauk Museum and Nature Center. From Boreal Community Media - August 17, 2018

Air Quality Alert for Northern Minnesota through Sunday

From the National Weather Service - August 18, 2018

Sheriff Encourages Law Enforcement Scholarship Program

Cook County Sheriff Pat Eliasen proudly announced today the commencement of the Law Enforcement Scholarship Program for 2018. Media release from Cook County - August 16, 2018

Public Library to host Summer Reading Picnic on Saturday, August 18.

Grand Marais Public Library will once again hold a summer picnic to celebrate the end of summer and the summer reading program on Saturday, August 18, at 11:00 am, rain or shine. Media release from The Grand Marais Public Library - August 2, 2018

Code RED: What is it and how can it benefit you?

On July 25, 2018, Boreal Staff Lisa Bauer and Shawn Buckroyd met with Cook County’s Director of Emergency Management & Public Information Valerie Marasco and Jail Administrator/Dispatch Supervisor Ben Hallberg to learn more about CodeRED notifications.

North Shore Arts Scene

North Shore Arts Scene gives you the low down on the latest arts scene events and activities from one of the most creative communities in Minnesota. Read Joan Farnam's blog here. Photo: Jim Sochko

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